Helping you choose a method of contraception that is right for you

Contraception is free and our staff will help you choose the method that suits you.

Contraceptive methods allow you to choose if/when you have a baby, but most do not protect you from sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Condoms help to protect against both STIs and pregnancy. If you are using other methods of contraception, it is advisable to use condoms as well, to protect your and your partner's health, until you have both been tested.

Methods of contraception

At our sexual health clinics a member of the sexual health team will discuss the most appropriate method of contraception for you. 

At all clinics we offer:

  • Hormonal methods - eg combined pill, progesterone only pill, contraceptive patch, contraceptive vaginal ring
  • Barrier methods - eg male and female condoms, diaphragms. 

Emergency contraception

Emergency contraception is used by a woman to reduce the risk of pregnancy after having unprotected sex, or if another method of contraception has failed, eg if a condom splits or you have missed a pill.

If you need emergency contraception, please walk-in or book an appointment at any of our clinics. Alternatively, calculate your risk level of falling pregnant and check the SXT website for your nearest clinic.

Useful websites

You can find out more about each of these methods of contraception by visiting:

  • Family Planning Association (FPA) - sexual health charity
  • SXT - real-time clinic locator, information and feedback service
  • Brook - sexual health advice for people under 25 years old
  • NHS website - sexually transmitted infections (STIs), sex and young people.

Contact us

Tel: 020 3049 4006

Online booking service

You can book an appointment at our clinics. Select your preferred clinic and follow the links to book your appointment.

Emergency contraception calculator

Calculate your risk level of falling pregnant and find the nearest emergency contraception services.